The motion is small, maybe an inch or so, back and forth “across the grain” of the tissue, so you have to have some idea which direction the structure normally runs.
The amount of pressure should be moderate, which will often cause some amount of discomfort, but this should never be too painful.
Physical therapists treat people across the entire lifespan.Many PTs specialize in treating a certain population, like children, the elderly, or athletes. Physical therapy doesn’t only make you a hot commodity on the workforce, but also on Tinder… Sure, it may not be the Swedish massage you’re used to getting at your spa, but the pain is worth it, right? And just to show you how awesome I think they are I’ve compiled a list of reasons to date a physical therapist. Who doesn’t love a good upper trapezius or piriformis release?If you think of “massage” when you think of a physical therapist then you obviously don’t know what friction massage (also called Cross Friction Massage-CFM) is.
The previous link says: Where most massage methods use some form of skin lubrication, CFM uses none so that the finger (usually one, but sometimes two) doing the massage is not sliding across the skin, but rather is taking the skin with it, allowing for the force to be transmitted directly to the deep tissue being treated.
Physical therapists use a variety of treatment modalities and techniques to help you move better and feel better; treatment is very personalized.
Choosing physical therapy has been shown to help you recover quickly and safely, and it can save you money due to decreased overall healthcare costs.
The answer is sometimes, but I will explain a bit further and clear up some of the more common questions.
Dating a therapist is sort of like dating a doctor, only he can’t perform any major surgery or tell if I have tonsillitis.
I frequently get comments from envious guys who when finding out I’m married to a physical therapist say something about “the massages”.